|— County (Judeţ) —|
|Capital city (Resedinţă de judeţ)||Brăila|
|• Type||County Board|
|• President of the County Board|
|• Prefect2||Mihaela Marcu|
|• Total||4,766 km2 (1,840 sq mi)|
|Area rank||32nd in Romania|
|• Rank||30th in Romania|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x394|
|GDP||US$ 2.72 billion (2008)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 7,286 (2008)|
|1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed just to attract funds from the European Union
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned to have any political activity in the first six months after the resignation (or exclusion) from the public functionary corps
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.), and the ones used outside the county
Demographics[edit | edit source]
In 2002, Brăila had a population of 373,174 and the population density was 78/km².
Geography[edit | edit source]
This county has a total area of 4,766 km².
On the east side there is the Danube, which forms an island - The Great Brăila Island surrounded by the Măcin channel, Cremenea channel and Vâlciu channel. On the northern side there is the Siret River and on the north-western side there is the Buzău River.
Neighbours[edit | edit source]
- Tulcea County in the east.
- Buzău County in the west.
- Galaţi County and Vrancea County in the north.
- Ialomiţa County and Constanţa County in the south.
Economy[edit | edit source]
The agriculture is the main occupation in the county. Industry is almost entirely concentrated in the city of Brăila.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Food industry.
- Textile industry.
- Mechanical components industry.
Tourism[edit | edit source]
The main tourist destinantions are:
Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]
Brăila County has 1 municipality, 3 towns and 40 communes
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
- ^ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992 şi 2002"
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